A Georgia 60 Day Notice to Vacate is a legal letter provided to end a month-to-month tenancy or for tenants without a written lease that pay rent monthly. This notice is provided at least sixty (60) calendar days prior to the termination date.
When to Use a Georgia 60 Day Notice to Vacate
A Georgia 60-Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter provided to end a month-to-month arrangement in accordance with state law. This notice may be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.
This letter is typically used by landlords because it satisfies the legally required amount of notice whereas tenants only need to provide a 30 day notice.
How to Write a Georgia 60 Day Notice to Vacate
For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:
- State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
- Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
- Provide your address and phone number.
- Sign the notice and print your name.
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.
Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.
How to Serve a Georgia 60 Day Notice to Vacate
A landlord or a tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Georgia using any of the below acceptable methods:
- Handing the notice to the receiving party in person;
- Handing the notice to a person at the premises who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
- Mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing.
When sending the notice by first class mail, add three (3) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.